The casting seems as if it should have been equally breezy, with Uma Thurman doing double duty as a New York neurotic, Jenny Johnson, and a secret superhero, G-Girl, who flies through the air putting out fires, though only when her drab brown hair turns a costly shade of Hamptons blond. Toss in Luke Wilson as the nice guy who says and does all the right things and Rainn Wilson as the second banana who says and does all the wrong ones. Why G-Girl and not G-Woman?
If a woman scorned is a terrifying thing, imagine how much more frightening it would be if the female in question was a superhero! Superheroes are back in movie theaters, and writers are looking for new ways to have even more fun with this concept. Our protagonist is Matt Saunders Luke Wilsona self-effacing architect who crumbles when he discovers Hannah Anna Farishis attractive work partner, has a buff boyfriend.
After foiling a purse snatcher who tries to steal Jenny Johnson's Uma Thurman purse on the subway, Matthew Saunders Luke Wilson becomes Jenny's "hero" and starts dating this shy stranger. After several dates, Jenny displays increasingly neurotic and aggressive behavior, becoming more demanding and ultimately injuring Matt and destroying his bed the first time they have sex. Soon after, Jenny reveals to him that she is in fact the voluptuous blonde superheroine, G-Girl, who accidentally received powers such as flight, superhuman strength, speed, and senses, invulnerability, super breath, and heat vision after she was exposed to radiation from a crashed meteorite as a teenager.
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There's a Dan Savage column-in-waiting about My Super Ex-Girlfrienda seemingly harmless family comedy that's really about "pegging," a sex act that involves the woman, through the wonders of prosthesis, taking over the man's role in the sack. Figuratively speaking, right? Um, no.
I once wrote that the only thing as necessary to a superhero movie as a nasty villain is a love interest. The twist here is that the superhero isn't the most emotionally stable individual, and the moral is that it's probably not a good idea to break up with someone who can put your car in geosynchronous orbit. Cut her some slack.
A man Luke Wilson down on his luck with love meets a woman Uma Thurman on the subway and after he retrieves her purse from a would-be snatcher invites her to dinner. They begin dating and although she is beautiful and a superhero to boot she is also overbearing and neurotic. When he decides to end it she decides to avenge herself by using her super powers to make his life miserable. Directed by Ivan Reitman.
My Super Ex-Girlfriend. I am a rabid movie fan since who calls them as he sees them. Sometimes harsh, but always honest, I offer my 'reel opinions' on today's films.
My Super Ex-Girlfriend manages to do what the recent crop of crime fighters haven't: show us how much fun it might be to fly, or have super strength, or look buff in spandex. And who better to show that than Uma Thurman, who, with this performance and those in the Kill Bill films, is becoming Hollywood's most dependable female action hero Full review.